Is there a time limit a QDRO must be filed to recieve the benefits?
I was divorced from my ex-wife 11 years ago and recently discovered a QDRO was not filed at that time. Whose responsibility was it to file and how should this situation be handled as I am preparing to retire?
A QDRO is an order affecting benefits in the future. As far as I know there are no time bars to filing. You should hire an attorney - or call your old attorney - about preparing it. Who was required to prepare it? Did the divorce decree state that? Plan Administrators are very specific about QDRO'sand will no pay out the funds if they are not properly written. It is often a good idea to contact the plan administrator to request what exactly they want in the order. Good luck.
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